You can determine your property’s zoning classification by conducting a search of your address or parcel number here. The regulations for each specific zoning district can be found in the Township’s Zoning Ordinance here. For additional questions, please call 610-644-1400 or email email@example.com.
I need a copy of my plot plan. Can I get it from the Township?
A Right-to-Know Request is required to obtain a copy of a plan. You can submit your request here. If available, we will pull the file for your review. We may not always have plot plans on file at the Township Building. You can also contact the Recorder of Deeds office at the County at 610-344-6000.
Is there a fee for a contractor to register in the Township?
A $75 annual fee is required for all commercial contractors, plumbers and new home builders.
How long does it take to get a permit?
The average turnaround for permit processing is 2-3 weeks.
I need to obtain a permit within a week. Can I do that?
An expedited review is available for an additional fee of 1.5% of the permit fee.
Does specific building/construction, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, etc. work require a permit?
Most projects do require a permit. Click here or contact the Township's Building Inspections Department to determine whether or not you need a permit for your project. Contact the Department at firstname.lastname@example.org, (610) 408-3610 or (610) 408-3615.
Do I need a permit for a fence?
If the fence is higher than 48"/4', then a permit is required. You need to complete the application for a zoning permit, which can be found here. For additional information, please refer to Zoning Ordinance 208-119.
Do I need a permit for a shed?
Yes. You will need to complete the application for a zoning permit, which can be found here. The permit requirements are attached to the application. For additional information, please refer to Zoning Ordinance 208-112.
Does siding require a permit?
Does stucco require a permit?
I'm finishing my basement. Do I need to put in an egress?
If there is going to be a bedroom/sleeping area, then a means of exit is required in the form of a properly sized window or door. Otherwise, the front door is sufficient as a means of exit.
How can I find out where the easement is on my property?
Information on easements is available at the Chester County Recorder of Deeds office. They can be reached at 610-344-6000.
Can I have livestock/poultry (chickens, etc.) on my property?
Only if the requirements under zoning ordinances 208-12B and 208-12G under Use Regulations are met.
*LIVESTOCK and/or POULTRY animals, excluding wild or dangerous animals, raised and/or maintained for sale, resale or breeding, including pigs and goats. Poultry includes fowl raised for meat or eggs; chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese and the like. Livestock and poultry are not household pets.